New York, United States:
Donald Trump’s niece describes the President as a narcissistic liar who was shaped by his domineering father, according to excerpts from his memoirs published Tuesday.
The White House immediately responded, describing “Too much and never enough of Mary Trump: how my family created the most dangerous man in the world” as “a book of lies.”
The memoir is due to be released on July 14 as part of a legal battle to stop its publication and is already a bestseller on Amazon.
Mary, a clinical psychologist, writes that Trump sees “cheating as a way of life,” according to the New York Times.
She accuses Trump of “pride and willful ignorance” going back to his youth.
She alleges that the future American leader paid someone else to take the SAT pre-university exam, helping him to enter the prestigious Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Times does not explain how she knew it.
“The SAT’s absurd allegation is completely false,” said White House deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews.
The 240-page book says that Trump is a product of his “sociopathic” father, Fred Trump, who created an abusive and traumatic family life, the Washington Post reported.
“(The president) said his father was affectionate and not at all hard on him when he was a child,” said Matthews in response.
The memoirs are presented as the first unflattering representation of Trump by an insider of the family.
The president’s younger brother Robert Trump tried to block the publication, arguing that Mary was violating a non-disclosure agreement signed in 2001 after settling her grandfather’s estate.
Last week, a New York appellate judge ruled that Simon & Schuster was authorized to publish the briefs, saying that he was “not a party to the agreement”.
Mary is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr, Trump’s older brother, who died in 1981 of alcohol-related complications.
She writes that her uncle meets all of the clinical criteria to be narcissistic, according to the New York Times.
“Mary Trump and the publisher of her book may claim to be in the public interest, but this book is clearly in the financial interest of the author,” said Matthews.
The book is expected to be the last book of bombs to throw dust on Trump after the book by former assistant John Bolton, who describes the Republican leader as corrupt and incompetent, hit the shelves last month.
Trump called this book “fiction.”
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